This is us.
There are a number of ways to consider this allegory but the meanings are brought to our attention through art. Looking at the figures close up, the care and effort is apparent. The figures come to life because we can identify with them tasking together and it doesn't look easy. They have our sympathy.
The installation is meant to walked on, not just observed. I suspect something emotional, perhaps surprising feelings well up from standing on so many human figures, plastic or not. Just imagine yourself standing there - you may feel something.
The installation photo is compelling and one that stays in the mind. It can take on a number of meanings, but whatever the idea, the visual stays with us.
Great art lasts and that is the high bar for us as artists.
We have the ability to create something that is Forever.
Here is the text from the Lehmann Maupin Gallery website: